US sales software platform bringing 120 jobs to Ireland

The positions will be filled over the next three years...

More new jobs for Ireland, as US tech company InsideSales.com announces its plans to create more than 120 positions in Ireland over the next three years.

The Utah-headquartered firm has signed a partnership with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, a joint initiative between researchers at DCU, NUI Galway, UCC and UCD.

The company says it is looking at a number of locations for its Irish base and that the positions would include product development and engineering, sales and back office teams.

It comes as InsideSales.com raises €47 million in funding, with investors including the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).

The company offers a "sales acceleration platform" that uses the self-learning Neuralytics engine. According to the Irish Times, its long-term goal is to build a global centre of excellence for artificial and machine learning in Ireland.

InsideSales.com's international managing director Martin Moran said:

"The expansion of our operations in Ireland signals the commitment we’re making both to Ireland and to expanding support for our growing international customer base. Building a research and development hub in the region will allow us to capitalise on new pools of talent."

A Dublin-based solar energy company also announced 60 new jobs on Wednesday morning.

BNRG Renewables Limited and French company Neon have joined forces to develop more than €220m of solar projects in Ireland, with 23 projects in the south and east of the country set to be developed as part of the venture.

Once up-and-running, the companies say 60 people will be hired on a full-time basis, while another 2,000 positions will be created through indirect and construction related work.

Finally, ICT firm Nostra has announced 50 new jobs at its base in Lucan, Dublin, which will be rolled out over the next three years.